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v8.2 March 19th 2019

A choice to expand Key information with the Evidence to Decision factors: Equity, Acceptability and Feasibility

Authors can now choose to expand the Key information factors to include the Equity, Acceptability and Feasibility - factors from the Evidence to Decision framework.
Guideline administrators can chose to set the inclusion of these factors as a default for all new recommendations.
The same rule applies to the new factors as with the previous: If you don't write anything in the box, it will not show to the reader. 
You can flip between the two options without loosing content. If you have written text in any of the three extra factors, and then swap back to only showing 4 factors, your text is merely hidden, and will appear if you swap back to showing 7 factors.
The type that is chosen when you publish a guideline, will be what the users get to read. That means that you can use all the 7 factors during development, but set it to only 4 summary factors for publication, then readers only see 4 factors even if you have text in all 7. 

Fig 1: Choose wanted key info type ▼

Fig 2: The 3 additional factors 

Fig 3: Set default Key info type in Guideline settings 

A new Graphical interface for the Summary of Findings tables

In developing our Rapid Recommendations in collaboration with the BMJ, we have worked with infographics to try to improve the communication of evidence and direction of effects. Based on this, we have now implemented a generic model that transforms your Summary of findings table into a graphical interface.  
The Graphical interface control will only show on PICOs that have set direction in at least one of the outcomes.

Fig 1: A control on each PICO to show the SoF graphical interface ▼

Fig 2: Click the control to see the SoF graphical interface ▼

Fig 3: You can swap between SoF table view and SoF graphical interface view ▼

Set the direction of effect for your outcomes

You can now choose to set the direction of effect for all your outcomes. This is done in the Plain language summary column. You can use this feature to discuss the consequences of your findings within the team. Setting direction provides the basis for the new Graphical SoF view.

In the Plain language summary column we also added color to the suggested phrases-picker, highlighting which statements that match your certainty of evidence.   

Fig 1: Setting direction in the Plain language summary 

Fig 2: Color added to suggested phrases-picker 

Easily see number of places your reference is being used

Currently you can see all places a reference is used by going to the 'Usage' tab of a reference. Now we added a count of the total places it's used, on the top level of the reference. This makes it easier to get an overview over where your references are being used. You can also use this linkage-overview to go to the places the reference is used, or to break the linkage.

Fig 1: Shows places used on top level 

Fig 2: Click on tab to get more details on where its used 

Improved workflow when adding users to your guideline

When you add users to the draft of a guideline, they now also automatically get access to the most recent published version. We have seen that many admins have been confused by the difference between adding users to a draft or to a published version, so we have now tried to make that easier.

Chinese, Japanese and Korean as new languages

Finally, with the help of good people, you will be able to choose Chinese, Japanese and Korean as your language.

If you have additional languages you want to see, or you want to improve one of the existing translations, please get in touch with us 

Fig 1: Languages added 

Turn off automatic numbering of sections

We have seen that in some guidelines authors do not want to use the automatic numbering of sections, but instead want to custom number them. We therefor added a switch in settings, so admins can choose to turn the automatic numbering of sections off. 

Fig 1: Turn off automatic numbering in guideline settings 

Smaller updates and additions

  • Showing a label on top level of references if you have not set reference type

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